Slow Cooker Rotel Dip with Beef


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Make Rotel Dip in your crockpot with Velveeta, ground beef and 2 cans of Rotel Tomatoes. Perfect dip for parties and gameday.

We love a good Velveeta dip like this recipe or my cheeseburger dip or nacho cheese sauce too!

close up of rotel velveeta dip

What is Rotel?

  • Rotel is canned tomatoes with diced green chiles.
  • There are different varieties of Rotel such as Original, Hot, Mild, No Salt added and Fire-Roasted. Use whatever variety you like, my store only had the no salt variety due to low stock on items.
tostito chops, velveeta, 2 cans of rotel, package of ground beef and seasonings in front of slow cooker

How to make Rotel Dip:

  • 2 cans of Rotel – Yes! two cans, if you only use one you will have a dip that is too thick.
  • Velveeta cheese – A small 1 lb. box.
  • Seasonings – I use chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Ground beef – cooked, crumbled, and drained before adding to the slow cooker.
cubes of velveeta in rotel and crumbled ground beef

How long do I cook?

  • Place the lid on the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
melted velveeta in slow cooker with ground beef and rotel

Can I use sausage instead of ground beef?

  • Ground sausage is great in this recipe!
  • I like to use 1 pound of Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage.
spoon in rotel dip in slow cooker

How can I make this less spicy?

  • Rotel tends to be spicy, be sure to use “Mild” if you have any aversion to spicy food.
  • Alternatively, you can use mild salsa instead of Rotel.

How can I thin my dip after it’s been on the warm setting for too long?

  • The dip will thicken with time if left on the warm setting for a length of time while serving.
  • Add a splash of milk to thin the dip.
chip with rotel velveeta dip on it.

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Rotel Dip

4.62 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Cheesy dip with rotel, velveeta and ground beef. Perfect for any game day feast!

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 16 oz. Velveeta cheese, this is the smaller box
  • 20 oz. Rotel® diced Tomatoes with & Green Chiles, (TWO 10-oz. cans) DO NOT DRAIN
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

For serving

  • corn chips
  • chopped cilantro, optional

Instructions 

  • Set a large skillet over medium high heat on the stove top. Brown and crumble the ground beef, drain the fat.
  • Add the cooked ground beef to the slow cooker, cube the velveeta and add on top of the beef.
  • Pour over the can of rotel and sprinkle over the chili and garlic powder. Stir.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours or until cheese is melted and the dip is hot.
  • Keep on warm while serving.

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Notes

How can I make this less spicy?
  • Rotel tends to be spicy (even the original style), be sure to use “Mild” if you have any aversion to spicy food.
  • Alternatively, you can use mild salsa instead of Rotel.
Can I use sausage instead of ground beef?
  • Ground sausage is great in this recipe!
  • I like to use 1 pound of Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage.
How can I thin the dip after it’s been on the warm setting for too long?
  • The dip will thicken with time if left on the warm setting for a length of time while serving.
  • Add a splash of milk to thin the dip.
Nutritional values are approximate and do not not include chips or cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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55 Comments

  1. Hortence Hidalgo says:

    We add fresh cut tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and jalapeno and seasoned hamburger meat. I think that using sausage makes the dip too salty

    1. Karen Prentiss says:

      3 stars
      I used Italian sausage and cooked it like Burger first and then I put it in. Lots of more spice the hotter the better. It was absolutely a big hit. You can put bread pieces on the side crackers or tortillas it was yummy and I also put a little bit of sour cream in mine or cream cheese not much just a little yum yum

  2. Dee says:

    5 stars
    Tastes great on hot dogs!

  3. Dana says:

    5 stars
    Do Taco seasoning with your Hamburger and add 2 Tablespoons of sour cream and 2 Tablespoons of cream cheese

  4. Mark says:

    5 stars
    I make mine the same way but use 2 lbs of velveeta, makes a ton of dip!

    1. Robert says:

      Adding a can of cheddar cheese soup: at the end of cook , check for thickness, maybe a splash of milk:

  5. Sandra says:

    In stead of velveeta cheese try cream cheese

  6. Mary says:

    I make it with ground beef and sausage.

    1. Nancy says:

      1 lb meat and 1 lb. of sausage ? How much cheese? 2 cans rotel?

  7. Linda says:

    I’ve made this recipe with sausage in place of ground beef and cream cheese instead of Velveeta. It’s also excellent.

  8. Megan says:

    Can you use shredded chicken instead of found beef?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I don’t see why not!

  9. Jacquie says:

    This looks really good. The only change I would make would be to drain on of the cans of tomatoes. Can’t wait to try it.

  10. Ann says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made this dip for years, and was one of the recipes requested by my daughter in law after they were married.
    This dip is the easy way to my son’s heart!!!